Volunteers in Progress

The Volunteers In Progress (VIP) program is a partnership between the Blount County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board of Blount County. Our focus is all about Keeping Good Company. Simply put, this means Keeping Good Company with one another and keeping the successful companies that we already have and assisting in their expansions.

It means recruiting Good quality Companies on both a national and international level. And last, but certainly not least, it means showcasing Your Company by marketing your business to current and potential business clients – putting your company a level above the rest.

The VIP members make a vital commitment to the economic development efforts of our region through their additional investment in the Chamber. They help maintain and assist in the expansion efforts of companies already located in Blount County. VIP's help enable the Chamber and the Economic Development Board to recruit quality business and industry to our region.

Because of the special commitment of VIP members, we promise to Keep you in Good Company by showcasing and promoting your business to existing and new business and industry to our area. Exclusive meetings of the VIP members are planned throughout the year. Opportunities are available for members to network, both in a professional setting and through social activities. These meetings are prime opportunities to discuss issues that have a direct impact on the future of our region and the business community.

For more information on becoming a member of the VIP Program, contact Tammi Ford at (865) 983-2241 or e-mail:

Members of the Volunteers in Progress Program

Because of you - our special VIP Members - the Blount County Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Board continues to be a leader in economic development. 

Because of you - our special VIP Members - new jobs have been created, additional capital investments have been made and our region's tax base has been increased. 

Because of you - our special VIP Members - a better quality of life and standard of living for the citizens of our area has been created. 

Because of your commitment, we continue to Keep Good Company.

Vanderbilt Mortgage & Insurance

City of Maryville
First Tennessee Bank
Tennessee Valley Authority
The Daily Times

Blount Memorial Hospital
Maryville College
Twin City Dealerships

ATMOS Energy
Blount Excavating
C2RL, Inc.
City of Alcoa
K12, Inc.
Kizer & Black, Attorneys, PLLC
LDA Engineering
Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
Newell Brands
Pellissippi State
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.
Realty Executives Associates
Regions Bank
Staffing Solutions

Accenture, LLP
Cherokee Millwright & Mechanical
Ingram, Overholt & Bean, P.C.
Lawler-Wood, LLC
Massey Electric
T. W. Frierson Contractors, Inc.
United Services Inc.
Walmart of Alcoa

Anderson Lumber Company
Asbury Place Maryville
BARBERMcMURRY architects
Blaine Construction
Cirrus Aircraft
Consolidated Nuclear Security Y-12
Courtyard by Marriott
Design Innovation Architects
East Tenn. Children’s Hospital
Gallaher & Associates, Inc.
Harrison Construction Co.
Hickory Construction
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Jones Bros., Inc.
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
LeConte Wealth Management
Life Care Centers of Blount County
Paine Bickers, LLP
Pugh CPAs
Reinhart Food Service
Shanks & Associates
Shanks Family Dentistry
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson
South Blount County Utility Dist.
SunTrust Bank
The Trentham Urquhart Group
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
US Bank
Vulcan Materials Company
Walmart of Maryville
West Chevrolet
Y-12 Federal Credit Union

Alcoa TN Federal Credit Union
Allcor Staffing Services
All Occasion Catering, LLC
All Occasion Party Rentals
American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC
Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
Bishop Property Management
Blount County Education Foundation
Blount County Government
Blount Gastroenterology
Calloway Oil Company
Cannon & Cannon, Inc.
Cate-Russell Insurance
Century 21 Smoky Mountain Realty
Cherokee Distributing Co.
Chroma Graphics
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Coldwell Banker Nelson Realtors, Inc.
Cooper Drywall & Painting, Inc.
Cornerstone of Recovery
Crowe Horwath LLP
Crye-Leike Delozier Realty
Dancing Bear Lodge
Danny Davis Electrical Contractors
Denark Construction, Inc.
Downey Oil Company
ECS Central, PLLC
Engert Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
E.W. Scripps Company
Express Employment Professionals
Ferry Construction
Five Star Food Service
Fletcher PR
Food City
Foothills Bank
Foothills ENT Allergy & Hearing Center
Fort Loudoun Electric
Funderburk Electrical Services
GEO Services
Gresham Smith and Partners
Hayes Pipe & Supply
Hitson, Crum & Blazer
Holston Gases
Hyperion Networks Inc.
InfoSystems, Inc.
Interstate Mechanical Contractors
J. R. Wauford & Company
Jerome F. Moon
Johnson Architecture, Inc.
Johnson & Galyon
Joseph Construction Co., Inc.
Kindred Healthcare
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
Koide Tennessee, Inc.
Kramer Rayson, LLP
Kroger Company
Lauderdale Design Group
LeConte Realty
Leon Shields Insurance Assoc.
Lewis Thomason
MainStay Suites
McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Inc.
McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base
McNutt Oil Company
Merit Construction
Messer Construction Co.
Michael Brady, Inc.
Midwest Communications
Northwestern Mutual
ORNL Federal Credit Union
Pershing Yoakley & Assoc., P.C.
Pilot Corporation
Pinkstaff, Simpson, Hall & Headrick, P.C.
Promat, Inc.
ProNova Solutions
Quality Financial Concepts
Quality Machine & Welding, Inc.
RC Roofing, LLC
Rembco Geotechnical Contractors
Renasant Bank
Rick McGill’s Airport Toyota
Ritchie Tractor
Rouse Construction
Royal Metal Powders
RT Lodge
Ruby Tuesday
Second Harvest Food Bank
ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service
Simmons Bank
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Southland Realtors
Specmat Technologies, Inc.
Spectrum Enterprise
Standard Aero
Stones River Group
Substance Solutions
Surface Igniter
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security
TGS Precision
The Christman Company
The Dollywood Company
The Dwight Price Group - Keller Williams
The Lewis Group Architects
The Relocation Division of Realty Executives
The Trust Company
Unified AV Systems
United Community Bank
University of Tennessee
Vanquish Worldwide
Village Behavorial Health
Well+Key Urgent Care
WorkSpace Interiors

As of 3/1/2018